Cook / Chef

Lake St Clair Lodge ( is a small resort located in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Offering 42 cabins, restaurant, cafe, bar and water ferry service on Australia's deepest lake. Co-located is Lake St Clair Tourist Park which offers 28 hostel berths, 10 powered sites and 25 unpowered sites.

The Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic and optimistic individual to join
our kitchen team.

As a cook / chef, you will play an integral part of the kitchen team in the day to day operations of the kitchen. Being a seasonal business, the team is small during downturn but increases during season. We will be pivotal in designing menu's, kitchen planning, purchasing etc.

In addition to this you will be required to:

  • lead through example as it relates to safe food handling,
  • kitchen hygiene and cleanliness;
  • Assist in planning, budgeting, cost and stock control;
  • Adhere to company and regulatory food safety standards

As this is a small seasonal resort property, assisting in other
areas from time to time may be required.

To succeed you will have

  • Completed your apprenticeship or relevant certificates in cooking.
  • Prior experience working as a cook / chef for at least 5 years.
  • Good knowledge of kitchen operations, safe food handling and OHS
  • Have good personal hygiene
  • Hands on management style
  • Be trustworthy, honest and ethical.
  • It is essential that you have had experience in both fine dining and cafe environments
  • Have a bias towards wellness, the natural environment and healthy, wholesome food
  • You must have experienced a busy, fast paced environment and be able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Able to take constructive criticism
  • Be motivated to doing what it takes to complete the job successfully
  • Hold a current National Police Check
  • English (to a level that would support a visa (if required))

We are seeking someone with a desire to take on the role for the long term who is willing to work as part of the team to grow our customer base, and food quality as we move towards providing an international world class product.

Language skills will be well regarded. Regional Visa Sponsorship may be possible for the right candidate if English language skills are adequate.


  • Award Salary
  • Discounted lodgings located 5kms from site
  • Discounted purchases (food and beverage) are also available to staff
  • Meals whilst working
  • Live and work inside a world heritage area
  • Immediate start available


Lake St Clair Lodge is located in central Tasmania, approximately 2 hours from Hobart. Located on the shores of Australias deepeest lake inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the property has a long history and is an ideal stop for day travellers to/from the west coast, as well as weekend or overnight escapes for couples and families.

Due to our location, this role would not be suitable for anyone with school aged children. Having your own car would also be an asset to your enjoyment and living within this globally significant area.